How do you transfer a private number plate? Step by step guide for all you need to know to move your cherished registration.
V317 Application to transfer or retain number plate
How to put your private number plate on retention. Step by step guide. What forms do I need? How much does it cost? How long does it take?
What fees do DVLA charge for number plate services?
Transfers of personalised number plates are processed by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA). There are fees for these services as the DVLA must update their database and issue replacement V5C Registration Documents.
Personalised number plate removal in the UK is pretty straightforward. There are a few basic rules. But if the vehicle qualifies it's really simple.
What to check before removal
Whatever your vehicle, it must be of a type that needs an MoT or HGV test certificate.
Under the current rules the car should have:
What vehicle documents do I need to transfer my private number plate to a car? See this full guide.
Download DVLA form V317. Use this to put your private number plate on retention or transfer it direct from one vehicle to another. DVLA fees apply.
DVLA forms for number plate transfer and retention. See this guide for explanation of all the forms you are likely to need.
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